Jan. 16, 2009

Release Candidate 6 and Beta User Survey

Yesterday, our developers posted version 2.59.3302 (RC6). It is essentially the same as RC5, but we've reset the trial period to a fresh 14 days. This means all of you who were reluctant to purchase over the past few months, due to bugs or just not being convinced, get a chance to try things out again.

For those of you who have already purchased, you do not need to purchase again - the trial is for folks who didn't have a chance to try it out enough to make the purchase decision. Of course, everyone should download the latest version (it knows if you have already purchased a license, and you won't need to buy another one!)

We plan on posting the production version around the beginning of February. There will be some additional bug fixes and a few streamlining features, but no big core functionality changes. And we'll reset the trial again then, to yet another 14 days. Which gives many of you a chance to try out PlayOn free for an entire month.

One last note: the price for PlayOn will be increasing from $29.99 to $39.99 once we release the production version. We are keeping it at $29.99 through the month of January as a thank you to our early adopters, for sticking with us during the beta process. Please note - if you have already bought a license or if you buy one at $29.99, you will NOT need to buy another one once the product release is out, or once the price goes up to $39.99. You will automatically get the production version at no additional cost.

We have also posted a survey www.themediamall.com/playonsurvey which we'd love for you to fill out if you have tried PlayOn. This will help us prioritize future development.

Thanks again for your support!


Jan. 4, 2009

Happy Holidays!

All of us at MediaMall just want to say Happy Holidays to everyone, and once again send our big thanks to everyone who has stuck with us for so long. We're very excited about 2009. There are a ton of great features and plans on our horizon.

Our developers are working hard on adding support for Wii consoles now, as well as plans to better integrate with additional devices. And the core product will continue to improve, both in stability, usability, and cool features. Be on the lookout for the addition of new content providers, local file sharing -- and much more -- over the coming months.

We just released and posted Release Candidate 4 at the download site. Make sure you give it a spin if you haven't already! www.getplayon.com. We expect to push our first real production release in just a couple of weeks, if not sooner.

We wish everyone a great holiday season, and look forward to what's in store for 2009!


Top FAQs

What is PlayOn?
PlayOn is software that you install on your Windows PC. It allows you to use your Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Roku, iPhone, Android phone or another supported device to access movies and shows from Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, CBS, YouTube, MLB.tv, your personal media, and many more. PlayOn is both browser and media server software, built into one. It browses content from various online providers, and displays that content directly on your TV, iPhone or Android phone.
What is PlayLater?
PlayLater is software that you install on your Windows PC that lets you record movies and shows from over 60+ of your favorite streaming sites like Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central and more. You can watch your recordings whenever you want on your PC or on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or other mobile device, even when you are offline.
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How does PlayOn work?
PlayOn runs in the background on your PC over your home network. It uses standards called UPnP and DLNA to communicate with networked gaming consoles,TVs, and mobile phones working both as an internet browser to access online media and as a UPnP media server to serve videos to UPnP compliant devices.
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